Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Saint-Gobain Sekurit, the automotive business unit of Saint-Gobain, France, announced the construction of its second Chinese automotive glass plant in the Shandong province of Qingdao, close to the company's float glass production site, according to a May 10 Saint-Gobain release.About $71 million will be invested in the project in three phases between now and 2014. The first manufacturing line...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, recently announced the following executive assignments, effective May 1:Gary Danowski, vice president, flat glass, has been named vice president, automotive refinish, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), based at the Rolle, Switzerland, headquarters of PPG Europe and reporting to John Outcalt, vice president, automotive refinish.Richard A. Beuke, vice president...
  • Officials at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced that Anne M. Foulkes, assistant general counsel, additionally has been named corporate secretary, reporting to Glenn E. Bost II, senior vice president and general counsel, effective immediately, according to an April 25 release. In this role, she adds duties as corporate secretary to her work as assistant general counsel leading legal...
  • AGC, Japan, is set to move into Brazil’s construction and automotive glass markets, investing 40 billion yen (about $470 million) in an industrial state-of-the-art glass complex in São Paulo state, according to an April 25 release. The plant will produce float glass, mirrors, coated glass and automotive laminated and tempered glass, operating under the name of AGC Vidros do Brasil Ltda.The...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has issued a corporate sustainability report for 2010, which expands on and enhances the scope of information provided in the company’s first full report for 2008, according to an April 25 release. The document provides in-depth details regarding PPG’s status and progress on economic, environmental, safety and social-involvement initiatives.Read the full release. 
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will install a 4,800-watt solar array on the roof of the PPG Flat Glass Business and Discovery Center in Harmar, Pa., about 15 miles from the company’s headquarters, according to an April 25 release. The site is expected to be functional early this summer.Scott Follett, global director, PPG Solar Performance Group, said the site will demonstrate the value of PPG solar...
  • Officials at the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced the keynote speakers for the 6th Annual Glazing Executives Forum to be held Sept. 12, in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.Kevin Surace, CEO, Serious Materials, Sunnyvale, Calif., will open the day with a presentation on...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, reported sales for the first quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of 13 percent versus the prior year’s first quarter, according to an April 21 release. The company posted double-digit percentage sales increases in each major region, and all reporting segments achieved higher sales volumes and pricing. Reported net income for the quarter increased to $228...
  • Officials at Sun Capital Partners Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., a private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments, announced that an affiliate has acquired United Glass Corp., Louisville, Ky., according to an April 21 release. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.“UGC operates state-of-the-art facilities and focuses on ensuring that its customers receive products...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its 24th Annual Glass Expo on April 20 at Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Md. Seventy-one companies exhibited at the show, and nearly 800 people attended. Last year, 68 companies exhibited with approximately the same number of attendees.A common theme among exhibitors and attendees alike was that while the economy is still mired in a weak growth stage,...
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